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TOE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JAXOAHY 2;?, 1011.
MONTANA DRY FARM METHODS! Linton Plays Trick
Hit-hut Return. Are Found to Come 011 VisitOTi ThllS
from Mixed Farming.
FIELD PEA FOR STOCK FEEDING
Ctrttaa l.arae Amnant of llrrtrncrn
Hok heei and lloaa-
Saving His Life
Man Who Palmi Himself Off as In
spector and Attempts Robbery
Mtperlene of Montana farmer In
tnm-1rrlBtM pertlnn rf the tte nn1
ttiMut romprl hy far the irreatpst arrl
rtilturaj porilon of the Mate ha ry
rlwrly demonstrated that the hlKhoft re
turn come, from mlxpfl fannlnc" I the
opinion expressed hy Mr. r1. R. Witter, a
prominent memher of the TVnwHl com
panies, which own many larpe and profit
able atock ryiche aa well aa considerable
tracts of farnilnir lanrta.
"Theae companies, at the heart of which
la T.l renwell of Helena, have been a
eonatnictlort force In Montana ftork prow
tnir and aarlcttlMiral development. Their
atoek ranches arp managed along the most
approved modem line, and have uniformly
pal fcandaomp dividends to their share
holder. With plmllar foresight, the opera
tion!! of the. renwell rnmianlpa In acquire
ment and handltrK of agricultural lnnd,
have, been BlnnK the lines of developments
to flamoiiBtrate. the fertility of tde lands hy
putting conaldprahle portion Into crops.
By theaa methnda they have not only shown
their own faith In their holdings, but have
a-reatly aasisted purchasers.
"Live atock la being successfully fed on
tha ao-rallad dry farms." continued Mr.
Witter to The Bee's ljand Show writer,
"an thai Is making for the very highest
fc-md of returns to Montana farmers. It
bae been very clearly demonstrated that
tha kinds and varieties of crops necessary
for the profitable feeding of all classes of
llva atock may be raised on all the bench
landa of the state. Oals, barley, corn and
peai. with alfalfa as a banio feed, are form
ing the, balanced ratlun hy which our farm
era ar fitting thelf beef, pork and mut
ton for the block.
"Several varieties of oats have been
tested, and yields ranging from twenty-five
to 1M bushel with an average of forty
huahels to the acre, harvested. The sixty
day and Canadian white, two early matur
ing varieties, have shown themselves ad
mirably suited to the conditions and may
be counted on as reliable.
"Two classes of barley, the hulless and
the two-rowed, have been grown. The
hulleas barley la early maturing, and one
of the beet dry farm spring grains. It
yields an average of nearly twenty-five
bushela to the acre and as Its bushel weight
la sixty pounds, this nitans a lot of grain.
It has high feeding value for all classes
of llva atock. The common two-rowed bar
ley Is a little slower In maturing and docs
not 'yield quite so well a-s the hulle.ss.
However, It gives very profitable returns.
"One of the most pfomlHing dry farm
Brain and forace crops Is the corn. The
earlier maturing strains have been grown
over the state and grain yields ranging1
around forty bushels, with forage yields of
three tons to the acre, have been harvested.
This crop Is destined to find a largo place
on the dry farms, and Its presence Indi
cates the sreat feeding development that Is
aura to com.
Held Tea lied.
"Tha field pea Is coming Into very general
nae in making up h, stock feeding ration.
Its general adaptability to soil and climate,
and the very high value of the crop, both
aa a soli Improver' and for the feeding
value of the grain have been discovered.
H contains a high content of nitrogen, and
both, praUi aptf.atraw are especially valu
able for the fattening of sheep and hogw.
"The question of forage on the dry farm
Is not a difficult one. Alfalfa, brome grass,
tall oat grass, and corn fodder may be
profitably raised and furnish the most
valuable forage. Of these crops, the
alfalfa will doubtless be the most Im
portant. The crop has been grown In all
the auctions of the state and la well
adapted to the dry furm. During the last
five years alfalfa has been yielding from
ne to three tons, with an average of ap
proximately two tons per acre, harvested.
i in crop nu . mgn proiein content ana
when fed with the grains above mentioned
makes an almost perfectly balanced ration
Tbla corn Is alao adapted to pasture pro
duction and as such makes possible the
very cheap growth of young animals.
-Brome grass and tall oat Klhs make
good hay crops when planted by them
aelves or In mixture with alfalfa. They
are also valuable pasture grasses.
Uooat f'orii Fodder.
"Aa has been mentioned, good yields of
corn fodder have been harvested. This
Indicates good feeding possibilities and alao
auggeats the great dairy development which
always comes where corn Is raised.
"In addition to the above standard stock
feeding crops, some of the root crops like
mangels and sugar beets are profitably
raised, and furnish cheap feed.
From the crops I have discussed the
moat Ideal balanced feeding rations may
be made. The grains like oats, barley and
corn, furnish the elements for the building
up of fat and bone material, while the
peas add to the. valuable muscle building
protein features. Of the forage crops
alfalfa la high In protein, while the other
crops mentioned contain the elements
which build up bone and other parts of the
Mr. Witter Is In charge of one of the
large exhibit booths facing the Great
Northern and Northern 1'aclflc exhibits,
and tiie showing his sections of Montana
make In gralna, grasses and forages Is a
veer attractive one.
NORTHWESTERN HAS ALFALFA
E. W. Hunt Tells of Progress
Made with This Crop.
IS A GREAT HELP TO THE SOIL
T.ONHOV. Jan. C-SIr Thomas Mpton
last evening told of the attempt made
Bgf.lnst him at his country place by a man
believed to me a maniac
"It was the most unpleasant surprise
of my life." said Sir Thomas. "A tele
phone message told me that Inspector
VVolldon would call to see about some
feried checks that had passed at the Aus
ton station. A few minutes later the al
leged Inspector called and was shown Into
the billiard room. Me was well dressed
and well spoken. I shook hands with him
and said: 'How are you Inspector.
"He asked: 'Are you aloneT He then
told me to sit down, but 1 Insisted on
standing. He said: 'Tou are a rich man
and must help me."
"Hp whipped out a razor. I went up to
hltn and put my hand on his shoulder and
said: My dear fpllow, don't get excited.
Of course I shall he pleased to do any
thing I can for you.' He replied: 'Thanks,
ou have saved me from suicide.
"Thereupon he threw the razor on the
billiard table. I walked to the door say
ing: 'Kxcuse me. there's the telephone. I
will be hack In a minute.' I slipped out
of the door and sent for the police. When
they came I asked them to pretend to look
at the pictures. They walked about the
room admiring the pictures until they got
close, when they pounced upon the man
and placed him tinder arrest."
Sir Thomas said that he did not Intend
to prosecute as It was obvious the man
was a lunatic. The prisoner subsequently
was removed to the insane ward at the
applies Mtroaen, H hlrh Is One of
the Moat Kasrntlal Klemeats la
the t pkren o the
is Ratified in New
Mexico by Big Vote
No Organized Opposition Shows Up
Large Majorities the Rule
Ar-nUQt'ERQrE. N. M.. Jan. !i-E1ec-tlons
for the ratification of the constitu
tion for proposed statehood were held
throughout New Mexico Saturday. Returns
from about one-half the precincts of the
territory Indicate that the constitution has
carried by a majority of between 8,000 and
The election passed off quietly and the
vote was light, less than 60,000 ballots be
ing cast. There was no organized opposi
tion to the constitution though In some
sections the temperance people fought It
bitterly. With few exceptions the leading
men In both republican and democratic
parlies worked to bring out the vote for
the constitution, though among the demo
crats there was a considerable number who
opposed ratification because of the ab
sence of provisions for the lnltauve and
In the larger towns big majorities for
the constitution were the rule. Albuquer
que gave 1.080. Santa Fe. 1,228; J,as Vegas,
K2S majority for ratification. Under In
struction from the governor, the district
attorneys and peace officers t,ook unusual
precaution to prevent violations of the elec
As some or the election precincts are
remote from the railroads, the complete
returns will probably not be received be
"Alfalfa Is the basic crop In western and
northwestern agriculture," declarPs Prof. F.
W. Hunt, who Is lecturing every day at
the Land Show In connection with the
Northwestern railroad's exhibit of alfalfa.
"I'pon It more than upon any other crop
depends the continued prosperity of our
'Inland empire.' What strikes me as al
most startling Is the fact that so few of
the farmers of this territory appreciate
the significance of the crop. If one con
siders merelv Immediate production and
Immediate returns from production there
Is more money to be made from growing
alfalfa than from any other crop that the
farmer produces. U seems to me that the
reason why It Is not more largely used Is
that the average farmer Is afraid to sow
It for fear that he may not succeed In get
ting a stand. In the past there has been
some slight ground for this fear, but as our
knowledge of alfalfa growing has In
creased, legitimate ground for this fear
"We now know that given proper seed
and proper tillage it Is as easy to get
a stand of alfalfa as It Is to get a stand
of oats or any other grain. My own per
sonal experience has taught me that the
old Darwinian law of "the survival of the
fittest'' applies as well to plants as to
animals. My practice has been, and It Is
a practice that I recommend to all alfalfa
growers, to procure my seed from a lo
cality where natural conditions are more
severe and unfavorable than they are
where 1 propose to grow the crop.
"If a plant has virility and power enough
to produce a good crop under unfavorable
conditions It will certainly grow luxuri
antly under the more favorable conditions
to which I submit the seed. For the same
reason I select my seed corn for r.ty
poorest ground, because a corn that can
develop a good ear on poor soil has the
power of marvelous production when
planted In good soil. In general, Nebraska
has three distinct alfalfa Bones and the
time for seeding should be governed by the
meteorological and soil "conditions of the
place w here It Is proposed to plant the
Help to the Soil.
Cpon alfalfa the entire west has got
to depend for maintaining the fertility
of the soil. If I should go to any farmer
In this territory with a guarantee to back
up any contract that I might make, and
should offer the farmers through the west
gen Is the moat necessary, the most ex
pensive and the most elusive of all the
elements of fertility. Nitrogen Is the ele
ment that produces vigorous vegetable
growth. It Is what gives the big corn
stalk, the long straw and the dsrk green
color In growing crops. Whenever one
notices that year after year his corn
stalks are growing smaller, or his straw
getting shorter, or the color fading to a
pale, yellowish green, he may know that
his soil Is lacking In nitrogen.
"It seems like an alntost unnecessary
anomaly In nature that while four-fifths
of the bulk of our atmosphere Is pure
nitrogen, we are unable to apply it di
rectly to our soil. We are Immersed in it
and cannot use It. The alfalfa plant by
virtue of the bacterial life that Infests
its roots can take this nitrogen from the
air and store It In the soil for the use
of plants. It Is the regenerator of worn
out soil. No farmer Is living up to his
privileges who neglects to grow It. I'pon
the fertility of our soil rests the prosper
ity of the future, and alfalfa will take
care of that fertility.
Kxamplee of Fertility.
"I do not want to make any exaggerated
statement I prefer to understate than
to overstate but I would give Just one
Illustration of the regenerative power of
alfalfa. I know of one farmer who on
a certain field waa unable to raise only
fifteen bushels to the ac-re. He put the
field In alfalfa. For two years he cut
it as hay; then 1'. was used two years as
a hog pasture. It was then broken up and
put Into corn, and the first crop was esti
mated at eighty bushels to the acre. I
am raising hogs and dairy catle with the
help of alfalfa. If I could not have alfalfa
I should go out of business. I feel
under personal obligations to the
Northwestern railroad for helping to so
effectively spread over this great midland
empire the gospel of alfalfa culture. It
has been a constructive work that must
have widespread results for good.
many othir prominent Colorado capitalists,
all of whom are much Interested In the suc
cess of the Omaha lan1 Show. The late
I'nlted States Senator Charles J. Hughes
of Colorado as a director of the Cos
rater's Klrfaer Remedy An Aisre.
L. McConnell. Catherine, St Elmlra, N.
T., writes. "I wish to express my ap
preciation of the great good I derived
from Foley's KHney Remedy, which I
qn .or a bad case of kidney trouble.
Te bottles did the work most effec
tively and proved to me beyond doubt It
Is the most reliable kidney medicine I
have ever taken." Sold by all drugglHta
WILL CATALOGUE BACHELORS
Hall at Mason City Brl o Many
laqalrlea that lllnatratrd l.Ut
Will Re Isanrd.
FOIIV.ST CITY, Jan. :i-(5pe.-lal 1-Sin. e
the big bachelors' banquet which as held
here at the opening of the year, at which
over fifty were present, those who were
engaged in the festivities and were for
tunate enough to get their names In the
papers, have been deluged with letters.
Even set old bachelors have a little Jeal
ousy In them and are now envying their
brothers who ate In receipt of these love
nirsMtgp.s. And now to settle the whole
matter there Is a possibility of the club
issuing a catalogue Hiving name, age. oc-t-upatton
or profession. Inventoiy of wordly
possessions, temper at highest and lowest
point, church prcferen.es. musical like or
dislike, love for canaries, pet dogs and
cats, like or dislike of cold feet, and all
accompanied by photographs. It will
make a fifty-pace catalogue.
possesses sufferers from lang trouble t'11
they learn tr. King's New Plscoverv will
help them. frc and l.f. For sale by
Ilea ton Prug Co.
2T per acre for the privilege of fertilizing
their soil, and should agree to furnish the
fertilizer myself, they would regard it as
a 'snap,' and would fall over one an
other In their haste to accept my proposi
tion. Nature makes that identical propo
sition to every farmer In this territory.
She says, 'sow alfalfa, and I will guaran
tee you an income of $25 an acre, and at
the same time guarantee to restore your
soil to Its virginal fertility."
"Let me explain how this Is done, nltro-
coi.ortAno Hoi.n this stage
San I.nla Valley Kxhlblt of Irrigation
Projects Attracts Many.
F. W. Wilsey, general manager o? the
Costilla Irrigated T,ands company of Den
ver will arrive In Omaha Tuesday morning
to spend the remainder of the week at the
Iand Show where his company has a large
exhibit from the San Luis valley of Colorado.
The Sen Luis exhibit on the stage of the
Auditorium has attracted universal atten
tion and the results already attained are
far ahead of those at the Chicago or Pitts
burg shows where Mr. Wilsey sent this ex
hibit. Mr. Wllsey's choice of Prof. Hrand
enburg as the lecturer to set forth with
Illustrated views the beauties and oppor
tunities of the San Luis Irrigated districts
and of Mr. Martin, who Is a practical
farmer of long experlpnce In this dlntrict,
to explain the exhibit and the wonderful
products shown, was an unusually happy
Hoth of these gentlemen are daily making
many friends for the rich San Luis section
of Colorado and the Costilla irrigated lands.
Mr. Wilsey waa for many years Immigra
tion agent for the Northern Pacific rail
way and has always been identified with
the building up of the west.
Associated with Mr. Wilsey in the Cos
tllla Irrigated land are Messrs. Gerald
Hughes, director of the First National bank
of Denver. Fred O. Moffat, caahler of the
same bank; Franklin E. Brooks, formerly
member of congress from Colorado, and
Wrapped in parch
ment, packed in cartons,
Sold on its own merits
for just what it is -a
Read the advertise
ments as they appear
Omaha Daily Bee.
German Colonel's Sons
Caught as Burglars
Two Tonths Scarcely Out of 'Teens
Fall in with Law in Fierce
MRS. LONGWORTH TO WRITE
PLAY . TO BE GIVEN SOON
. Wife of tonarriiiuin Maid to Hate
1. aid Plot In Society and
Kept It Sriri-I.
CHICAGO. Jan. 22. tSpeclal Telegram.)
Sons of German aristocrats and military
officers, the father of one, according to
statements made by the police, a retired
colonel In the German army and a personal
friend of Kaiser Wllhelm. fell Into a police
trap set for a gang of north side burglars
early today, and as a result are now In
cells In the Rogers Park police station.
Their leader, wounded by a pistol bullet,
escaped the meshes of the trap, but left
behind him two letters from the girl he
Intends to marry, which gave the police
his name and address, and practically
makes certain his capture.
The two young men who were captured
are hardly out of their 'teens and have
confessed, the police say, that they were
led Into lives of crime since landing In
the I'nlted States. The prisoners gave
their names as Walter Taegen and William
The men were caught Inside the clothing
store of 1. Splesberger. 6i.-99 North Clark
street, and after a desperate battle, two
of them were arrested.
Taesen. after tearfully confessing his
crimes to the police, aaid that the disgrace
of his arrest would kill his father.
"My father has been decorated for brav
ery on the riem or name ana was a
colonel of the Potsdam Guards," he said.
"He Is a friend of the emperor and is a
member of the Reichstag. He Is also con
nected with the treasury department of
the German government."
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WASHINGTON. Jan. (ftpe. IhI Tele
gram.) Mrs. Alice Roosevelt l.onKWOi'th Is
writing a play. It Is a society play and
Is to be produced, pcihitpx. at the new
playhouse." the home of the fashionable
dramatic club, which has just been opened.
Mrs. Longworth la keeping the plot of the
play a secret, even from her friends, but
It is said she hud admitted the plav wilting.
Sent from Airship
Lieutenant Beck Demonstrates Orders
Can Be Sent from Scouting Aero
plane to Headquarters.
The Key to the Situation r.ee Want Ads.
CLERK NO. 8 WEDS QUICKLY
la Savaoaah lrl t-:iui.lo rd la due
Stalloa Are Married la hrw
I.EXINGTiiN. Ky., Jan JJ (Special Tel
egram ) J. K. Kennedy of Savannah. Ga .
and Miss K.IUabeth. l-'raiter were married
here today. Miss Kraxer was "cleik No. V
at the dry goods store of G 1.. llxman.
and she Is the sixth girl who had this
place that ha been mart led In the last
Kvery girl in the lo:e has applied for
tha position left by Miss r'ra.er
Wheu buying a toutii ni-lu in . for
children bear lu tulnd that Cha.ithi-i'UIn s
Cough Remedy is mutl effectual for colds,
c. aup and whooping oc Kh ami thut It
cntaln no oartnfji tlruits. r or balo by
j SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. E.-I.leutenant
I Paul W. Beck of the I'nlted States signal
er ice demonstrated today to the army a
Katisfaction the practicability of sending
wireless mesnages from, a scouting aero
plane to field headquarters.
Kllng with Philip Tarmalee in a Wright
biplane equipped with a wireless sending
Instrument and with a wire antennae 100
feet long trailing from the car. Lieutenant
Heck transmitted halt a dozen messages
to the wireless station on the aviation
The airship was at the time about two
and one-half miles from the field while
the officer was flashing communications to
the wireless station and the receiving ope
rator staled that no difficulty would have
been had in reading the message had the
distance been twenty miles.
Lieut, nam liet W wad delist. ted with the
shocks of the experiment and plans to ar
range tests for sending as well as receiving
t.v wireless while speeding in a heavier
than air machine.
Aniateuis were active In the forenoon.
C. K Haen. a local novice, after success-
I fully negotiating the length of the field.
lost loniiol of his mai htne and fell in a
log. wre.kliii; the machine and the aviator
was slightly bi uiaed.
Land Show Concert Band; Mayor Dahlman,
Welcome Address; Song by Hawaiiani
Connolly of Dubuque, la., Address
Prof. P. O. Molden, Address,
g. t- TfJ
Drill teams in uniform to attend in a body. Address by the Hon. J. C" Root, "Woodcraft"
Daily Amusement Features at the Land Show
TWO MOVING PICTURE SHOWS-Running all the time.
THE SWEET SINGERS FROM HAWAII Every Afternoon
MISS LORA NETTIE RIETER The World's Greatest Cornet
Virtuoso Every Afternoon and Evening,
CONCERTS BY THE LAND SHOW CONCERT BAND-George
Green, Director At 2 to 3 p. m., 4 to 5:30 p. m., 7:30 to
8:30 p. m., 9:30 to 11 p. m. daily.
A BEAUTIFUL IRRIGATION PANORAMA Showing Irriga
tion and Power Producing Method
Realistic Indian War Dances by Twenty
Sioux Braves Every Afternoon and Evening.
Open Each Day 10:30 a. m.
Hundred Interesting Features to Attract
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